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AC Ace Bristol Supercar Information

The AC Ace was based on a sports racing car designed by John Tojeiro. It was equipped with a four-speed independent suspension and sleek bodywork reminiscent of contemporary Ferrari Barchettas. The Bristol six became available in 1956, which upgraded......

AC Greyhound Supercar Information

The AC Greyhound was produced from 1959 through 1963 with eighty-three examples of the 2-door, four-seater being produced. The Greyhound was available with either a 2- or 2.2-liter inline-six cylinder Bristol engine. There was aslo a 2,55 liter Ford......

Allard Palm Beach Supercar Information

This Allard Palm Beach Mark II is one of seven examples constructed. The original owner purchased the car directly from the factory in 1959. It has front disc brakes and roll-up windows that were installed at the factory prior to shipping to Portsmouth,......

Aston Martin DB4 Supercar Information

The Aston Martin DB4 was produced over a five-year period, successfully combining sturdy British engineering with attractive Italian styling. At its introduction in October of 1958, the DB4 marked a new era of development for Aston Martin as it was the......

Aston Martin DB4 GT Supercar Information

1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT Factory Lightweight has chassis number DB4GT0168L and is one of two factory lightweight DB4 GTs with left hand drive. It was ordered by Rex Woodgate of Aston Martins North American operations. He was a man of many talents, including......

Aston Martin DBR1 Supercar Information

DBR1s were the most successful of the racing Aston Martins. First seen in 1957 they beat the opposition at the Nurburgring that year. This car, DBR14 was entered by Aston Martin at LeMans in 1959, and it finished second driven by Maurice Trintignant......

Aston Martin Mark III Supercar Information

The 1959 Aston Martin DB MK III Drophead Coupe finished in red with a tan leather interior and a matching top was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, CA where it was estimated to sell for %24125,000-%24150,000. It is powered by a 2922-cc......

Balchowski Ol Yaller Mark III Supercar Information

Ol Yaller Mark III was the third car in a series of ten racecars built by Southern California hot Rod legend Max Balchowski. Constructed in his garage on Hollywood Boulevard, it has a tube chassis and an aluminum body built from plans drawn in chalk......

Bentley Continental S1 Supercar Information

This S-Continental Park Ward Convertible is one of the 31 left drive, alloy-bodied dropheads built between 1956 and 1959. This late example is equipped with the upgraded large valve, large carburetor engine, original equipment power steering, power-operated......

Berkeley SE328 Sports Supercar Information

Berkeley was Britains leading caravan maker in the 1950s. In 1956, Laurie Bond approached Charles Panter of Berkeley Caravans with his new design. It was an ideal project for Berkeley who had developed considerable skills in the use of fiberglass and......

Berkeley SE492 Sports Supercar Information

The Berkeley family of micro cars was manufactured from 1956 to 1960 in Great Britain. The Berkeley Company was a manufacturer of travel trailers and possessed a factory full of fiberglass craftsmen. A natural outgrowth of the business, the company began......

BMW 507 Supercar Information

Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) or in English, Bavarian Motor Works, was founded in 1917 as a builder of airplane engines and motorcycles. In 1928, BMW acquired Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach A.G. vehicles which was building cars under license of Decauvilles......

Bocar XP-5 Supercar Information

This car is one of thirty-plus XP-1 through XP6s built by Bob Carnes in Denver over a two-year period. There appears to be only eight or nine running today. The car weighs 1,890 pounds and started life as a 283-FI Chevy V8 with around 365 horsepower.......

Chevrolet Corvette Scaglietti Coupe Supercar Information

This car is one of three bare 1959 Corvette chassis shipped to Scaglietti of Maranello and constructed with a special lightweight alloy body to Sergio Scagliettis design. Three Texas-based racers, Gary Laughlin, Jim Hall and Carroll Shelby, were trying......

Deutsch-Bonnet Le Mans Racer Supercar Information

Charles Deutsch and Rene Bonnet entered into an unoffical partnership prior to World War II to build cars known as DBs. Deutsch was both a Frenchman and a civil servant, and French Law prohibited civil servants from owning a business - thus the unofficial......

Devin C Supercar Information

The Devin Model C, with the C representing Corvair-Power, was an evolution of the D in terms of styling and engineering. It is believed that more than 150 examples of the Type C and D were created (approximately 60 were Type C models with just......

Devin D Supercar Information

Bill Devin was an SCCA National Champion from California. His company, Devin Enterprises, built a number of kit cars in the 1950s and 1960s. These fiberglass sports car were lightweight, easy to construct, and affordable. The Devin D could be purchased......

Devin DeMar MKII Special Supercar Information

This Racing Special was constructed in 1959 by Jack DeMar Stewart. Upon completion, Stewart used it in competition in Southern California. It is currently fitted with a 399 cubic-inch engine.......

Devin SS Special Supercar Information

Bill Devin built a car that had the style, sophistication, and performance of a Ferrari but sold for less. The prancing horse demanded a high price due to its pedigree Devin decided to exploit the market and offer a nearly identical vehicle at an affordable......

Facel Vega HK500 Supercar Information

In the intervening years between the First and Second World Wars the influence of aviation and aerodynamics in particular was really beginning to have a noted affect on automobile design. Curved lines and lower profiles would come to be adopted by nearly......

Ferrari 250 GT Supercar Information

This Ferrari participated in motorsports events which resulted in a blown engine and was replaced by a small block Corvette engine, Offy intake with 3 two-barrel carbs, Ford 9 inch rear end and Turbo 400 transmission. It has never been restored. It has......

Ferrari 250 GT California Supercar Information

This is an Ex-Scuderia Ferrari Factory car delivered to Wolfgang Seidel, Scuderia Ferraris team driver. Fitted with a competition engine with a high 9.31 compression ratio, Abarth competition exhaust system and Nardi Competition steering, Siegel......

Ferrari 250 GT Interim Supercar Information

Just seven of these special Long Wheelbase Berlinettas were built in the spring and summer of 1959. This is the sixth of those cars. They were unofficially called Interims because they were built after Ferrari ceased construction of the 250 GT LWB......

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Supercar Information

The 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was designed to be an aerodynamically efficient and compact Grand Tourer. Built on the shorter 2400-mm wheelbase chassis, the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was launched at the Paris Salon in October 1959. The work of three young engineers......

Ferrari 250 GT TdF Supercar Information

The 250 TDF is named after the famous race the Tour de France. This race covered 3,345 miles, starting at Nice and ending in Paris, France. Designed by Pinin Faraina, famed designer Scaglietti is credited with the aesthetic appeal that is truly timeless.The......

Ferrari 250 TR59 Supercar Information

Ferrari built five brand new TR59s for the 1959 season and just four remain. This car, chassis number 0766, is the prototype and test mule. It appears here just as it did in its first race, winning the 12 Hours of Sebring, driven by Phil Hill, Olivier......

Ferrari 250 TR59/60 Supercar Information

This TR59 (chassis 0768) is shown in the form in which it was driven to victory by Phil Hill at Riverside later in 1959 after a dry sump engine had been installed. The TR59s had all blown their wet sump engines at the prior LeMans race, so Ferrari determined......

Ferrari 400 Superamerica Supercar Information

This 400 Super America was designed by Pininfarina and built specially for Giovanni Agnelli (soon after he became chairman of Fiat). The car was at the Torino show in 1959 after the show it was sent back to the factory for some small modifications to......

Ferrari 410 Superamerica Supercar Information

The Ferrari America is one of a series of top-end Ferrari models built in the 1950s and 1960s. They were large touring cars with the largest V-12 engines and often had custom bodywork. All America models used a live axle in the rear and were front-engined.......

Lancia Flaminia Supercar Information

The Lancia Flaminia, introduced in 1957, replaced the Lancia Aurelia as the companys flagship model. With Lancias legendary 2.5-liter V6 engine, the Flaminia was available as a saloon, coupe or cabriolet, but the most sought-after model was the short......

Lister Costin Jaguar Supercar Information

What is seen from the outside tells a story, but in the case of the 1959 Costin Jaguar, its more what is not seen that is of even greater interest. Lot 112 at this years auction is a Jaguar chassis fitted onto the frame of an ERA grand prix car dating......

Lotus Seven Supercar Information

241 Series 1 Sevens were built, 20 with Climax engines and listed as Super Sevens. This particular example is the 55th Lotus 7 built. This rare Lotus was raced in England on the continent in the late 1950s and early-mid 1960s, brought to the United......

Maserati 3500GT Supercar Information

The Maserati brothers involvement with fast cars dates to 1914 and includes building many early Grand Prix cars. In 1926 they founded the Maserati marque and won the Targa Florio that year. Then, in 1937, the brothers sold the Maserati Works to the......

Maserati 5000 GT Supercar Information

The 5000 GT was a custom ordered high speed touring car with a 450 S race engine from the 1957 season, slightly modified for street use. The car is known for its remarkable acceleration and was highly coveted by the most influential people of 1960s......

Maserati Tipo 60/61 Birdcage Supercar Information

At the end of 1958, when many race car designers were moving towards a rear-engine layout, Maserati developed this front-engined, 2-liter Tipo 60. It is the prototype of the so called Birdcage Maseratis. In May 1959 this car was tested for the first......

Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage Supercar Information

The Maserati Company, based in Modena, was established by seven brothers in 1914. During the 1950s, the fostered a reputation for building exciting road and racing cars and competed rather successfully at the worlds top racing venues. Their A6G was......

Moretti Tour de Monde Supercar Information

In 1925 Giovanni Moretti formed the Moretti Company with the purpose of building motorcycles. During the early years of its existence, Moretti experimented with the production of commercial vehicles, electric and alternate fuel vehicles. In 1946, he......

Peerless GT Supercar Information

James Jimmy Byrnes was a hotelier and restaurateur in search of building a one-off car to be used in club racing. With the help of Bernie Rodgers, the two ended up forming a small car company. Using Mr. Byrnes connections with the Board of Directors......

Porsche 356A Carrera GS/GT Supercar Information

This is one of 32 GT Speedsters produced by Porsche in 1959. The Speedsters were produced in a sequential run, ending the historic speedster body style. This vehicle has been restored with the original aluminum panels and wheels, factory GT rollbar......

Porsche 718 RSK Supercar Information

718.007 was one of the two factory-built center-seat cars. It raced at Spa, the Targa, Nurburgring, Le Mans, Rheims, and Goodwood in 1959. The Type 718 RSK first appeared in 1957 as an extension of the 550. It featured the same form and wheelbase......

Weidner Condor Supercar Information

The famous water-going Amphicar vehicle was designed by Hans Trippel. Trippels project prior to the Amphicar was the Weidner Condor, which was introduced to the world at the 1957 Geneva Auto Show. The car was built by farm equipment manufacturers Fritz......